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Tips when Going Running for the First Time

Running may be simple, but that doesn’t mean that it is easy. This is especially the case if you are a beginner. If you go further, or even faster than you should then your body may not be able to adapt quickly enough and you may even end up with an injury. If you want to try and avoid this then there are a few things that you can do to try and help yourself.

Get Motivated

When you make a habit out of running, you will soon find that everything becomes way easier. It won’t require as much willpower to get out there, and you may not even feel as though it is a big deal either. If you want to help yourself here, then you need to make a habit out of it. You also need to try and integrate it into your routine as much as possible. When you do go running, reward yourself after. This can be done by going for a massage, having a fruit bar or even having a long bath. This will help you to teach your brain that running is a good thing, and it will also help you to be more efficient with your workouts.

Support System

It helps to have a good support system when you are out running. Try and find friends who have a similar interest in fitness to you, and also track your miles so that you can see your progress. When you do this, you can easily get the boost you need and you can also workout much more efficiently.

Tips when Going Running for the First Time

Move Around

Before you go on your very first run, you need to get in the habit of walking. You can do a brisk walk if this helps, as this will help you to build your stamina. It will also give you a brilliant foundation for running and it will also help you to be more consistent in your workouts as well.

Don’t Push It

If you push yourself too much when you are out running then you may end up experiencing an injury. This can be devastating to your fitness, and it can also set you back weeks as well. For this reason, you need to talk to your doctor and you also need to know your limits. This will help you to stay as healthy as possible when embarking on your fitness adventure. If you have experienced an injury while out running, then remember that you can always pay a visit to Grand View Health.


Sure, you may be running, but that doesn’t mean that you won’t get cold when you are out and about. It helps to make sure that you have all of the right equipment and that you have thermals as well. When you do have the right gear, you will find that running becomes way easier and that it is also more comfortable. If you are not sure what running gear you need then find some runners that you can follow for inspiration, and follow their tips when choosing your clothing.

Laying a great foundation is what it takes to be successful at any new venture. These tips will not only help you get started, but they’ll also help you stick with it.

Tips when Going Running for the First Time

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